Park Theatre

1583 W. Fort Street,
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

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Built in 1925, and designed by C. Howard Crane, as the Lincoln Park Theatre, this 600 seat theater was remodeled in the early-1940’s in an Art Moderne style by another prolific Detroit-area theater architect, Charles N. Agree. After decades as a first-run house, this Streamline-style theater switched over to pornographic films in the 1970’s, and remained, to the consternation of many, a XXX theater for many years.

Its facade has been painted a uniformly drab gray, its storefront windows blocked up and painted over to draw less attention to itself. (Though its bright yellow marquee advertising “Adult Entertainment” certainly is not subtle whatsoever).

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

sdoerr
sdoerr on August 3, 2004 at 1:21 am

my guess is the interior is not very ornate. lalynch if your intersted in seeing a theater we are trying to restore, head down to Wayne, for the Wayne Theatre, we are there Sunday from 4 til late. Let me know

lalynch
lalynch on May 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm

HOT NEWS: Park Theater to be demolished

Read all about it here:
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Other stories:
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For those that object to the demolition of the Park Theater please send your letters to:

Mayor Frank E. Vaslo and City Council
City of Lincoln Park
1355 Southfield Road
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Steve Duchane
City Manager
City of Lincoln Park
1355 Southfield Road
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Louis Piszker
CEO
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle, Suite 102
Wyandotte, MI 48192

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 27, 2008 at 3:12 am

There doesn’t seem to be any recent news concerning demolition of the theater, so the assumption is that it still stands.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 4, 2008 at 12:19 am

Here is a November 2008 article about preservation:
http://tinyurl.com/5ozzxz

NativeForestHiller
NativeForestHiller on February 8, 2009 at 9:15 am

What is the current status of the theater? Any chances of preservation? Please let me know. Thanks!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 25, 2009 at 3:28 am

Here’s an update on plans for the Park Theater:
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RoadsideArchitecture.com
RoadsideArchitecture.com on November 29, 2011 at 2:38 am

My photo from July 2011 shows the building still vacant: http://agilitynut.com/11/8/dparkt.jpg

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Ground will soon be broken for the conversion of this theater to residential and retail: View article

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